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and no noise shall be atritable. >> angel davis one of the officers who just spoke was contacted and agreed with the above conditions. thank you. >> thank you very much. unless we have any questions or comments why don't we open it up to public comment. any member of the public who would like to speak on this item come forward >> seeing none the public comment is closed again we want to thank the applicant and you know, from my perspective you can see the contrast between the applicant who has done the kind of out reach that you want to see and someone who has not. the out reach is greatly appreciated. supervisor mar? >> i just wanted to say that this is probably a model effort to engage the neighborhood and even the petition to the haze valley farm and the merchant and the neighbors. it seems like that the community really wants this.
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>> and of course, supervisor yee would want it to be district that do it right >> very happy. >> i would say, i would make the same comments that i would like to comment the applicants for their out reach effort. i mean this is stark contrast compared to the other applicants that we have seen today. >> great, if we could have a motion to move this item forward? motion by supervisor yee? if we could take that without objection? >> thank you. >> mr. clerk, if you could please call item number 6. >> item number 6 is a hearing to consider the issue ans of a type 42 on sale beer and wine license to lyne carmichael for eno saint francis for 310320 geary street. >> i am with the law firm and
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we have been working with saint francis to get a type 42 license of wine and beer, although it is mostly wine. and on the south side of geary in the building that houses the saint francis hotel. there is one other eno wine bar and two other bars in california, one of them is in half moon bay and the other down in san diego and they are kind of a nationwide effort to have a quiet place to have a glass of wine before your dinner or after your evening's activities we will not be opened late and we are right there near the theater and near union square where there are a lot of tourists and a lot of people from the region, as opposed to the neighborhood. so we intend to serve that group of people with our very quiet and nice up scale wine bar it will have wines from all
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over the world, snacks, but not meals. and chocolates. the mix of alcoholic beverages to food items is about 7030, which is pretty good for a wine bar. we received no opposition, we have not spoken to the supervisor for quite some time, at the time they indicated that it was not an issue. so mostly i am here to answer any questions that you might ask about operations. thank you very much. and i don't know and i don't see any questions from we can hear from the police department? >> thank you. >> thank you very much. >> for the presentation. >> inspector rich van coal representing the san francisco police department, they have filed an application with the california department of alcoholic beverage control seeking a type 42, which is an on-sale beer and wine public premises license for 310 to 320
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geary street in san francisco. >> for the purpose of this hearing, the california department of alcoholic beverage control seeks for the approval or the denial of this license, from the time frame, july 2011 through july, 2012, there was ten police calls for service, no police reports. this premises is located in the plot 166, this plot had 372 police incidents recorded for 2011. located in the census track, 123-02. the premises currently located in the undue concentration area. there was no recorded letters of protests with the california department of alcoholic beverage control. and there was one recorded letter of support with the california department of alcoholic beverage control, there is no opposition from central police stations as long as they agree with the recommended conditions.
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the alcohol licensing unit portion of the san francisco police department recommends approval. the following conditions have been recommended to the department of alcoholic beverage control. >> nufm one, sales and service off beverages shall be permitted only between the hours of 10 a.m. and 12 a.m. midnight daily. and number two, no noise shall be audible beyond the area of the control of the licensee as defined on the abc form 257. >> finally number three, the petitioner shall utilize the electronic surveillance as able to view the outside of the premises including all entrances and exits and that is monitored and recorded. this surveillance shall be utilized during the operating hours. said recording shall be kept at least 30 days and shall be made available to the department and police department upon demand. and on 117, 2013, karin bau was
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contacted on behalf of the applicant who agrees on the recommended conditions. >> thank you, very much inspect or. >> seeing no more comments or questions, why don't we open it up to the public. >> any member of the public who would like to speak on this please come forward. >> yes, michael nolty. executive director of alliance for a better district six. i want to point out that both walgreens and the establishment was in district six during a redistricting process, they swiped us away and so any way, i want to point out that we did write a letter of support, but i also want to point out that they did no out reach. so, if you are shaming everybody for not doing the out reach, it starts here too. when they posted it was not clear, if it was st francis
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hotel or if it was st francis hotel asking for a liquor license or a different entity, it was not until we get the packet for this meeting that we realized that it is actually an entity that has because they did not do the out reach to the community. and so we thought that it was the hotel opening up a bar, under its name. and in reality, it is a chain of bars that are opening up and they want to open up at this location. and we do agree with the conditions that are set out by the police department. but, again p the issue of out reach, i think that it should be pointed out that you know, these applicants need to do the community out reach so that everybody, and just assume that there is no organizations or no residents and all of that, well that is hucky puck they have to work with everybody not just the merchants. and so, any way, i will say the
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same thing, welcome to the community and hopefully if you get it today, congratulations, but, shame on you for not doing out reach to the whole community. >> thank you. >> is there any other speaker on this item? >> seeing none, public comment is closed. and i thank everyone for their presentation and i think that hopefully, if there is one thing that is clear, following this meeting is that every member of this committee is interested in making sure that when you are applying for these kinds of licenses that you are doing out reach to the community as much as possible. so hopefully the message has gotten across. colleagues? we have a recommendation from the police department we, have a motion? >> so moved. to accept the recommendation by the police department. >> so we have a motion and if we could take that without objection? >> thank you, very much. >> mr., clerk? is there any other business before the committee? >> that concludes the business. >> thank you, very much for
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your time, meeting is adjourned. >>
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>> you're watching quick bites, the show that is san francisco. and today you're in for a real treat.
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oh, my! food inspired by the mediterranean and middle east with a twist so unique you can only find it in one place in san francisco. we're at the 55th annual armenian festival and bizarre. this is extra special not only because i happen to be armenian, but there is so much delicious food here. and i can't wait to share it with all of you. let's go. armenia, culture and cusine has had much cultural exchanges with its neighbors. today armenian food infuses he flavor from the mediterranean, middle east, and eastern europe. >> this is our 55th year and in san francisco we're the largest armenian food festival and widely recognized as one of the best food festivals in the area. we have vendors that come up from fresno, from los angeles showing off their craft. we really feel like we have something for everyone in the neighborhood and that's really what it is, is drawing people to see a little bit of our
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culture and experience what we experience weekend in and weekend out. >> we are behind the scenes now watching the chef at work preparing some delicious armenian kabob. this is a staple in armenian cooking, is that right? >> absolutely, since the beginning of time. our soldiers used to skewer it on the swords. we have a combination of beef and lam and parsley. and every september over 2000 pounds of meat being cooked in three days. >> after all that savory protein, i was ready to check out the fresh veggie options. >> this is armenian cheat sheet. it's tomatos and mint and olive oil. that makes summer food. and what i'm doing is i'm putting some nutmeg. it is kind of like cream cheese.
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in armenia when they offer you food, you have to eat it. they would welcome you and food is very important for them. >> in every armenian community we feel like we're a "smallville"age and they come together to put on something like this. what i find really interesting about san francisco is the blends of armenia that come together. once they are here, the way people work together at any age, including our grandmothers, our grandfathers, skewering the meat, it's fun to see. fun to see everybody get together. >> we call it subarek. it's a cheese turn over if you want. we make the dough from scratch. we boil it like you do for la san i can't. >> the amount of love and karin fused in these foods is tremendous. they come in every day to prepare, cook and bake bread, all in preparation for this big festival. >> nobody says no. when you come them, they have to come tomorrow for the feast. >> what a treat it is to taste
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a delicious recipe, all made from scratch and passed down through generations. it really makes you appreciate the little things. >> it's one of the best festivals. it's outstanding, a marvelous occasion. >> we're outside checking some of the food to go options. i grabbed myself a ka bob sandwich, all kinds of herbs and spices. i'm going to taste this. looking fantastic. one of the best i've had in a long time. you know it's delicious b i have just enough room for dessert, my favorite part. we're behind the scenes right now watching how all the pastries get made. and we've got a whole array of pastries here. honey and nuts and cinnamon, all kinds of great ingredients. this is amazing. here's another yummy pastry made with filo dough. oh, my god.
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really sweet and similar, it's lighter. this is what i like. we have a lovely row here. looks like a very delicious and exciting surprise. i'm going to bite into it. here we go. um. this is great with armenian coffee. now we're making some incredible armenian coffee. >> we buy our coffee, they have the best coffee. they come from armenia, specially made. and would you like to try it? >> i would like to try. >> would you like sugar or no sugar? >> no sugar today. i'm so excited. really earthy. you can really taste the grain. i think that's what makes it so
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special. really comes out. i hope you try it. we're having a great time at the armenian festival. we ate, we saw, and we definitely conquered. i don't know about you, but i have to go down to the food. check out our blog for so much more at sf bites at tums until next time, may the force be with you. ♪ ♪ >> first of all, everybody is welcome and we ask two things when they get here. one, that they try something they've never tried before. be it food or be it dancing or doing something. and if they feel like it was worth their while to tell one person and bring that person, that family member, that friend down the street to come with them. >> we're going to have to do a lot of eating so get ready.
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>> get ready. and you diet tomorrow. ?oo hi, i'm holly lee. i love cooking and you are watching quick bites. san francisco is a foodie town. we san franciscoans love our food and desserts are no exceptions. there are places that specialize in any and every dessert your heart desires, from hand made ice cream to organic cakes, artisan chocolate and cupcakes galore, the options are endless. anyone out there with a sweet tooth? then i have a great stop for you. i've been searching high and low for some great cookies and the buzz around town that anthony's are those cookies. with rave reviews like this i have to experience these cookies for myself and see what
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the fuss was all about. so let's see. while attending san francisco state university as an accountinging major, anthony's friend jokingly suggested he make cookies to make ends make. with no formal culinary training he opened his own bakery and is now the no. 1 producer of gourmet cookies in the biarea and thank you for joining us on quick bites. how do you feel? >> i feel great. >> so i want to get to the bottom of some very burning questions. why cookies? >> it was a recommendation from a friend. hard to believe that's how it all started. >> why not pies and cakes? what do you have against pies
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and cakes, anthony. >> i have nothing against pies and cakes. however, that was the recommendation. >> you were on the road to be an account apblt. >> actually, an engineer. >> even better. and it led to making cookies. >> in delicious ways. >> delicious ways. >> this is where the magic goes down and we're going to be getting to the truth behind cookies and cream. >> this is what is behind cookies and cream. >> where were you when the idea came to your mind. >> i was in my apartment
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eating ice cream, cookies and cream ice cream. how much fun, cookies and cream cookies. their cookies and cream is not even -- it took a lot of time, a lot of fun. >> a lot of butter. >> a lot, a lot, a lot. but it was one of those things. all right, now behold. you know what that is? >> what is that? >> cookies and cream. >> oh, they are beautiful. >> yes, so we got to get --. >> all right, all right. we treat the cookies like wine tasting. i don't ever want anybody to bite into a cookie
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and not get what they want to get. we're training staff because they can look at the cookie and tell if it's wrong. >> oh, here we go. >> you smell it and then you taste it, clean the plat palate with the milk. >> i could be a professional painter because i know how to do this. >> i can tell that it's a really nice shell, that nice crunch. >> but inside. >> oh, my god. so you are going to -- cheat a little bit. i had to give you a heads up on that. >> what's happening tomorrow? these cookies, there's a lot of love in these cookies. i don't know how else to say it. it really just makes me so happy. man, you bake a mean cookie, anthony. >> i know. people really know
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if they are getting something made with love. >> aww >> you know, you can't fool people. they know if you are taking shortcuts here and there. they can eat something and tell the care that went into it. they get what they expect. >> uh-huh. >> system development and things like that. >> sounds so technical. >> i'm an engineer. >> that's right, that's right. cookies are so good, drove all other thoughts out of my head. thank you for taking time out it talk to us about what you do and the love with which you do it. we appreciate your time here on quick bites.
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i hope you've enjoyed our delicious tale of defendant 93 and dessert. as for me, my search is over. those reviews did not lie. in fact, i'm thinking of one of my very own. some things you just have it experience for yourself. to learn more about anthony's cookies, visit him on the web at if you want to watch some of our other episodes at sfquickbites/ see . >> we are running a womens' volleyball program here at
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richmond rec center. it's progressing really nice. the ladies here really enjoy the exercise and the play and it's a lot of fun want this program is not for the faint at heart. it's really intense. the ladies come out. they are really going after it. they just love to play and compete. anyone can sign up. we're looking for more players. the women come from all over the city. we enjoy the program and we are getting people out to have fun in this beautiful city. >> rec and parks womens' volleyball program is available at richmond rec center. please visit us onli